smoke escaping from front of boiler


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Old 10-13-06, 05:20 AM
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smoke escaping from front of boiler

hello, i've got a 20yr old Crane boiler that is "leaking" smoke- i don't know what the specific location's technical name is, but it is wisping out from the edges of the larger bolt flange on the front of the unit- there is also a fair amount of oily ash around-

I'd much appreciate any guidance as to whether this could be just a maintenance issue, or whether its symptomatic of a more
catastrophic failure? Thanks!
 
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Old 10-13-06, 06:01 PM
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From my experience smoke indicates a rich fuel mixture. Usually this is from poor air circulation in the heating chamber caused by soot build up above the flame. I recommend you have a pro look at it ASAP before it backs up into the house.
 
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Old 10-13-06, 08:08 PM
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re:smoke

thanks for the response-i'll contact a pro ASAP-
i know it's a long shot, but does anybody know of
a competent boiler tech in the Columbia County, NY
area?
 
 

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